Am in VIC and with a some movement in our home I was just being on reactive soil I was wondering if it was worth putting up a cut-off trench fillied with concrete on…
We had our driveway done about 5 months ago and today I noticed that there were a few patchy areas, like it's crumbly or over exposed.
I've attached a couple of photos,…
If the agi pipes is not sitting in clay then will not be as effective due to water will seep below the agi pipe level usually
along the clay base if is relatively…
Its pretty simple, you cannot legally concrete on land that is not yours. I think the council dork is wrong..
A pragmatic approach would be to determine if there is…
I think you'll find they mostly do it all the same way. Some use bar chair, other just pull up the mesh as the concrete get poured to a hopefully suitable level. Bar…
Apr 05, 2017 3:18 am
Apr 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Exposed aggregate -question
Thank you so much Goody59!!
Knowing what is normal is so helpful.
The surface holes that remain today post wash are small.
I don't think they've used the peel off type of…
Mar 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Cost of new driveway and plumbing
Want to know if this quote seems excessive.
Old driveway to be demolished and removed.. new pvc pipes to replace bold ceramic ones. Length is 20m x 3.5m.
Feb 10, 2017 11:28 pm
Given that your soil is highly reactive and that your trench runs to the edge of the building it is effectively a water channel that could deliver water under your house…
Weeping over Weep Holes
Are you sure you have weep holes on your garage wall? Some external garage walls are not framed and lined and thus no weep holes.
What type of termite management system…
Concrete driveway - building with Henley
Has your house been complete?
I'm just going through the final stages of my house. The builder did my driveway. I recommend you do this after handover. The…
Nov 02, 2016 11:31 pm
front entrance to house
It looks as though you could pave straight over the top of the existing concrete.
The height of your door will determine how much play you have, but I would use the…
Concrete path along slope
Yes but concretors are a mixed lot and many don't know the regulations, in part due to misinformation in their industry handbook...unless there has been a recent reprint.…
Cost of waffle slab Melbourne
Does any one have an idea of the price of waffle slab for a house on flat ground 109sqm plus 44sqm garage ?
Any recommendation for a good reliable…
Bluestone paver seal
I'm going to be laying bluestone 300x600 pavers and I'd like some advice on using water based or solvent based sealers.
I'm going to have the pavers border…
Driveway paving advice wanted
Looking for some advice on paving my driveway
I have jack hammered off the existing brick paving and mortar back to the slab. Slab is 100mm thick and in pretty good…
Dec 01, 2015 1:36 pm
I did not pay a bond to council but that may be something my Builder- Simonds Home had to do I am unsure. But I also have a damaged footpath in two separate locations…
Nov 23, 2015 10:45 pm
Paving around pool - query
Been a while since I've popped in to H1... I have to use my phone so please forgive any typos or abbreviations.
We have finally ordered a pool and we are…
Concreting advice pls
Thanks Lilana. No more water pooling after I hand dig whole backyard and added top soil. All water is going down.
I've decided to go exposed agg for my drive. My Concreter uses Mentone premix.
I'm looking at using the mix labasa
Has anyone used it? If so can you post…
Hi all, my coloured concrete driveway and paths are about 5-6 yrs old and never been sealed. It's suppose to be charcoal but they are almost white in colour. We've had…
What are people's preference when it comes to concrete levels.
Is it better to have a step up from the driveway onto the porch or have it all the same level?
Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron
Just thought would ask a question about fall - AC and rainwater tank slabs near house - they obviously need fall - is this a problem for the tank to be 50mm fall over a…
We are wanting to extend our driveway, can you tell me what these pavers are called and where I could get them from in Melbourne. …
Jul 25, 2015 11:26 am
Exposed Aggregate - Melbourne
best expose mix's are from Mentone premix. If you call them they will give you contact details for installers and also job address to view.
We install all types of…
Paving Sand-which is best
In relation to the types the OP mentioned: Concreting sand or washed sand. These should both be OK to use as the bedding layer for paving. Concreting sand is the same as…
Slab Mpa - upgrade
You can use a stronger concrete than specified. I have never heard of anyone being penalised for "over engineering".
Granite and new concrete level
cheapy granite is generally around the $35-$40 sq mtr. with variance upto 5+mm in thicknessI can supply calibrated 500x500x20 flamed for around the $65 sq mtr plus…
Raising Paver Level with sand?
Thanks for the info Beetaloo. I don't believe I have any active dampcourse, so my plan before raising the level would be to dig up the soil next to the brickwork, and…